Simon Amstell’s Vegan Sci-Fi Comedy Is Making People Think Twice About Meat and Dairy Foods
“Will it ever be possible for the young people of 2067 to understand how their parents and grandparents were able to swallow a fellow animal’s liquids and eat their body parts?”
Carnage is a BBC mockumentary by comedian Simon Amstell set in the near future, when everyone is vegan. The film follows teenagers in 2067 as they try to make sense of the way people treated animals in the past, and – in Amstell’s trademark style – it takes aim at politicians, celebrity chefs, the meat industry, and even animal rights activists.
While funny and light-hearted, Carnage also has an important and moving message: many of the film’s facts about the meat and dairy industries in 2017 are true, the real-life footage is hard-hitting, and the true suffering caused by eating animals is revealed.
The film is currently available on BBC iPlayer. And for anyone considering going vegan, there’s no need to wait until 2067. A compassionate plant-based diet is the best choice if you’re concerned about cruelty to animals, climate change, or your health. It’s becoming more and more popular every day, and as a result, vegan options abound in restaurants, in supermarkets, and on the high street. Learn more – and order PETA’s free vegan starter kit for recipes and advice.